Cape Charles Museum

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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach! – 1 Miles

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach!

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Recently bought and already a showpiece. The owners have furnished their home with the comfort of their guests in mind. Located a short 1 block to the beautiful Cape Charles town beach, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, 2 dining rooms, a spacious modern kitchen with plenty of prep area, a convenient laundry room off the kitchen and both side and back doors for convenience. The second level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is a true hideaway. Great for kids and also wonderful for a parents retreat. Spacious and private with an en-suite full bath.

Sit on the covered wrap around porch in comfortable rocking chairs and enjoy people watching, catching up on a good book or a midday nap. When your rested from a hard day at the beach, walk the two blocks into town for restaurants, shopping, homemade ice cream (so good!) and watching the sun set over the Bay. We celebrate sunsets, as one is more beautiful than the next.

Cape Charles is golf cart friendly. Leave your car at the house and explore the town and Bay-Creek from your golf cart rental. From chartering a boat, to taking a guided kayak tour, horseback riding, winery tours, eco tours or antiquing , you’ll remember this vacation for years to come.

2 – BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach! – 1 Miles

Four Square 2 Blocks to the Beach

BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach!

Situated on a double lot, this gorgeous historic home is just two blocks from the beach, two blocks from the park, and four blocks from town!

Pottery Barn Grand furniture in the spacious living room, a welcoming foyer, and formal dining room. 

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms; one with TV, and a full bath. One King, 2 Queen’s and 2 twin beds.

Granite countertops, pendant lights, and dishware: this Kitchen offers all the amenities 

For dining al fresco, choose the expansive  furnished porch or oversized backyard. The porch offers bay views and breezes with Elecrtical outlets and stained glass lighting to enhance your porch experience .Enjoy morning coffee, evening cocktails, and our famous sunset!

Oversized back yard is fenced and privacy landscaped. Enjoy the garden seating and table, relax by the fire-pit, and grill while watching the fish in the koi pond with a life-size heron sculpture. Play with the included games, badminton, boogie boards, and available beach chairs. 

Rinse yourself off in the Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water. Enclosed for privacy.

Cape Charles location is poised for great day trips to Chincoteague, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Virginia Beach. The town offers a five acre Central Park with a children’s playground, 2 Marina’s, public boat dock, fishing pier (no license needed), shopping, restaurants, library, ice cream shop, medical facilities, ATM, pharmacy and 2 miles on the highway is Food Lion grocery store.

BayCation is sure to please, rejuvenate, and become a family favorite!

Check in and Check out are Saturday to Saturday

 

 

3 – Beach Time – NEWEST RENTAL 1 SHORT BLOCK TO BEACH! – 1 Miles

BEACH TIME!

Beach Time – NEWEST RENTAL 1 SHORT BLOCK TO BEACH!

Imagine walking out your door and seeing the Dunes of the Beach. One short block is all it takes to reach one of the best beaches on the Eastern Shore.

This Ranch style home offers 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Screened in Porch. Off street parking is also another rare amenity in Cape Charles.

The home is conveniently located one short block to the Beach and 3 blocks to town. The fishing pier is within walking distance and no fishing license is required.

A perfect location for walkability to the main street in town with Shopping, Restaurants, Library, Pharmacy, Ice Cream Parlor, Bakeries, Theater, Fishing supplies, Wine and Cheese Shop, Pub, Distillery, Cider, and much more!  You can Rent a golf cart for the week. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly!

This is a great location for day trips to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Chincoteague. A wonderful chance to cross the 20 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel!

This is truly a wonderful chance to reconnect with family and friends. The pace is slower, the people friendly and we know you’ll want to return to experience it again.

4 – Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT – 500 Yards

Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT

In the heart of downtown Cape Charles, a modern loft style apartment with all the comforts of a 4 star hotel suite! The best part is this property is DOG FRIENDLY!

Upon entering, you’ll see the amazing job the owners did in designing the space. The living room, dining room and kitchen flow into one another without being the least bit crowded. A must have screened in porch was added this year.  The window in the kitchen can be opened as a pass thru so you may enjoy an outdoor meal or simply drinks at the end of the day.

The Master Bedroom offers a King size bed and vanity area. The Master Bathroom with an enormous walk in shower, separate water closet and oversized walk in closet lies just off the bedroom.

As a bonus, there is a multi purpose room. The vintage work desk is large enough to spread out a laptop and files (if you must bring work with you). The laundry area is also located here for your convenience. In looking at the photo’s, this does not look like a laundry room. Again, the owners have put quite a lot of thought into the design.

The property offers plenty of parking. If you have a boat or motor home, there is room enough for both! A public boat ramp is available at the town harbor with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay.

Cape Charles is conveniently located at the southern most point on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There are a number of restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, unique shops, bait and tackle, library, pharmacy, doctor’s office, hardware store. Food stores and additional restaurants are a 2 mile trip to the highway. 

If you want to explore more of the area, Cape Charles is poised for day trips to Chincoteague to see the wild ponies and ocean, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens to name a few.

 

 

 

5 – Bayview Point – Beachfront Property – 5 Miles

Bayview Point Front View

Bayview Point – Beachfront Property

Nestled among tall pines, Bayview Point is a contemporary French Provincial with more than the comforts of home.
Large enough for your family and a few friends too! From the fabulous great room with it’s soaring ceiling and walls of glass to the impressive gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and all the tools available to create your favorite dishes. The first floor Master Bedroom is a private oasis featuring a King size bed, Master bath and comfortable sitting area to read the latest best seller. Let the kids enjoy their own space right off the great room with enough seating for 8 and large flat screen TV.
There are 4 bedrooms on the second level. The second floor King bedroom offers an adjoining room with a trundle bed and its own mini kitchen. Make a pot of your favorite coffee and walk onto the covered balcony overlooking the bay. The 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms complete the accommodations. The house also offers access to the community pool located within Bay Ridge.
 

6 – GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING! – 1 Miles

Good Vibes-3 Blocks to the Beach 3 Blocks to Town

GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING!

The new owners have transformed and updated our newest listing. Located 3 blocks to the towns white sandy beach and 4 blocks to downtown. It sits diagonally across from the 5 acre town park with a walking trail and a children’s playground.

The home is on the Historic Register of Cape Charles and offers 3 bedrooms and a SURPRISE hidden bedroom the kids will love. 2 full baths, one on each level.

An inviting open front porch and a back deck for outdoor dining is part of this home’s charm. And there’s and outdoor shower for rinsing of after the beach.

The kitchen has all the necessities you need to make family meals if you choose and there is an opening to the living and dining rooms so no one feels closed off.

The bedrooms are on the second floor and all quite spacious. Sleeps 8 to 10.

A spacious living room and dining room will fit eight comfortably.

7 – Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH – 5 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH

Plenty of room and privacy in this extra-large luxury home in the desirable Bay Ridge community, steps from the best private beach on the Eastern Shore.

This vacation home is located on the BEST BEACH on the Eastern Shore.

  • Five bedrooms, each with private full bath and flat screen TV
  • Den with queen Futon bed and large flat-screen TV
  • Spacious family entertainment area
  • Open gourmet kitchen with large island, breakfast bar, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens
  • Additional Refrigerator in Garage
  • Water filtration system
  • Dining room with large dining table
  • Powder room
  • Two expansive decks w/deck furniture
  • Screened in porch
  • Beautiful wooded lot with Chesapeake Bay views
  • Two outdoor showers with dressing rooms
  • Electric Blower to inflate water toys
  • Enjoy the Bay Ridge community, with private pool, covered picnic area and tennis courts.

 

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

This beachfront home is waiting for a large family to enjoy the 5 bedrooms plus Den, 5.5 bathrooms, spacious entertaining area and a large gourmet kitchen. In addition, enjoy the expansive decks and screened in porch with views to the Bay. Walk to the end of the driveway and see the boardwalk leading to the communities private beach. Walk to the end of the block and enjoy the community pool. Take advantage of 2 convenient outdoor enclosed showers to shake the sand or chlorine off before entering the home.

8 – Laughing Gull-PET FRIENDLY Sleeps 6-8 One and one half blocks to Beach – 1 Miles

Living Room with Flat Screen TV and DVD player

Laughing Gull-PET FRIENDLY Sleeps 6-8 One and one half blocks to Beach

Located one block to the beach and right in the center of town. Leave your car and walk to shopping, restaurants, beach and fishing pier. Located on the second floor (elevator building), this Condo has everything you will need for the vacation you have been waiting for. Offering 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, the home sleeps 6 to 8 comfortably. The Master Bedroom has a Queen size bed and the second bedrooms offers 2 sets of bunk beds. The living room offers a Queen size sleeper sofa.

Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen just in case you want to cook. The Dining Room seats 6 comfortably.

The cozy living room offers a DVD player and  flat screened TV. Access to the back deck is off the Living Room.

The Condo has access to the REAR rooftop deck offering town views. Walk 1 and 1/2 blocks to the beach to watch the sunset and celebrate the end of the day.

Conveniently located for day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Brochures will be available in the Condo to help you decide what to do each day.

THIS HOME HAS A LIMIT OF 1 DOG

9 – Bay Cottage – 200 Feet to The Beach – 1 Miles

Across from the beach. Only about 200 feet.

Bay Cottage – 200 Feet to The Beach

The most affordable BEACHFRONT vacation rental in Cape Charles/200 FEET FROM THE BEACH with access walkway over the dunes sits BAY COTTAGE. Step out the front door and be on the white sand beach in less than a minute. The Cottage sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and two baths plus a queen size sofa bed in the living room. The Living Room and Sunroom face the Bay with spectacular sunsets. The dining room seats 6+ and is conveniently located off the modern kitchen. A large patio offers comfortable outdoor seating with a full size gas grill. The property offers off street parking for your convenience.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 offer queen beds and bedroom 3 offers two twin beds. As mentioned, there is a queen size sofa bed in the living room and a portable pack and play. The cottage works well for a family or a group of friends to spend a beach vacation in a charming town where everything is within walking distance. 

Cape Charles offers an array of dining and shopping. Charter fishing, kayaking and eco tours let you experience the amazing ecosystem this area offers. Bring your boat and launch off the public boat ramps of Cape Charles, Kiptopeake or Oyster. Rent a golf cart while you’re here as Cape Charles is golf cart friendly.

If you feel like venturing out of town, Cape Charles is conveniently located for great day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

Come back and watch the most amazing sunsets right out your front door!

 

10 – The One-Eighty – Brand New 4 Bedroom Beach House – 5 Miles

The One-Eighty – Brand New 4 Bedroom Beach House

The One-Eighty is a brand new beach house located in the Bay Ridge area of Sandhill with direct access to the best beach in the Cape Charles area and includes pool and tennis court access.

The home is nearing completion and will be available for rent immediately after Memorial Day Weekend.

This luxuriously constructed home includes 4 bedrooms, three baths and sleeps 10. There are both first and second floor decks from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

With multiple TVs, WiFi and an outdoor shower, this is going to be a great place for families to spend a beach vacation with the town of Cape Charles with its shops and restaurants and Nicklaus and Palmer golf courses only 8 to 10 minutes away.

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

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Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm